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's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
there are already 373 prisoners convicted of terrorist acts in prisons across the country. california center diane feinstein released the report. >>> today there is a job fair specifically for military veterans. the recruit military job fair started at 11 at the oakland coliseum and runs until three. recruiters from many including pg&e, chevron, lowe's and amtrak will be looking for new workers. veterans, members of the military rear their families invited to attend. >> this is for you. a staircase in san francisco's sunset neighborhood will get a makeovero. this saturday kicks off the first of three workshops. volunteers will be out there preparing tiles to decorate the 16th avenue steps, . the 148 step staircase will be decorated with a mosiac that shows plant and animal species from california. >> that is cost i like that. >>> what's going on on the peninsula? >> we have a traffic advisory on the peninsula in wood side. king's mountain road is blocked east and westbound traffic because of a stalled big rig. it's close to the park if you know the area and the road may not be open until after
of the rest of us. there is a california law that went into effect last year requiring all single-family homes to have a carbon monoxide detector and then starting in january of next year, all condos and apartments must also install those carbon monoxide detecters. live in san francisco, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alex. >>> the father of a vallejo teenager is in jail after police say he shot and killed another boy who was fighting with his son. it happened early yesterday morning on robles way near glen cove. 44-year-old randee damar williams senior is accused of shooting and killing a 17-year- old richmond boy after getting a call from his son for help. neighbors say they could hear yelling, when all of a sudden shots rang out. >> all you heard was pow, pow, pow, pow. and i just ducked. i laid down. >> scary that just right across the street, somebody got shot. >> williams was arrested at his home shortly after the shooting. this was the 21st homicide of the year in vallejo. >>> 7:06. we now know more about a bay area connection to a deadly crash on highway 50 that kille
. >> and california oil refineries take the heat, with new research suggesting companies mission led the public about refinery shut-downs. we'll tell you about a hearing happening later. mornings on 2 starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome. it is thursday, november 15th. were gas prices art fistly inflicted? a hearing could race -- were artificially inflated? >> a hearing is taking place. a stunning new report will be presented at the hearing. good morning, alex. >> reporter: that suggestingings that refineries produced gas lynn it's a team that the public was -- at a time that the public was told the contrary. and that was responsibility for the gas spikes earlier. now a state senate hearing will be looking into whether drivers were paying more for gas than they should have been. lawmakers will be presented with a new report that was prepared by oregon based mccullough research. it combed through environmental documents and found california refineries were operating during supposed outages and maintenance shut downs
outages. >> today we may find out if same sex couples in california will be able to get married legally. allison burns is in the washington dc newsroom to tell us what's at stake at the court. >> reporter: we have a crew at the court now, same sex couples in california and across the country are eggerly awaiting any news today from the justices, they are going to go behind closed doors to decide if they will take up several challenges to gay marriage laws, including california's ban on gay marriage proposition eight. supporters are hoping the court will let a allower court decision stand that overturned proposition eight. the city attorney of san francisco said if that happens couples could marry almost immediately. >> we want to be prepared if marriages do start to number one have staff ono hand, to preform them. >> reporter: the justices are also going to announce if they will consider whether same sex marriage deserves equal treatment under federal law and if the government's defense of marriage act that defines marriage as one man and one woman is constitutional. >> do we have any
time in eight years, people in california vote to raise their own taxes. how the governor convinced them to do it. >>> well, there are new fears of political gridlock in washington. the challenge facing congress as america approaches the fits cal clinch. >>> and trouble on eastbound 24 and find out why westbound 24 is a mess headed the other way. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, november 7th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of ame
about completing the requirements. >>> time is 7:11. terrorists in california, what four men who are allegedly connected to al qaeda were accused of planning. >>> also, a landmark auction. how things went during california's first sale of pollution permits as part of the fight against greenhouse gases. >>> cloudy skies, rain, wind, light. the front will be here by this evening department will an gray, windy day with rain developing. some of that will be heavy by tonight. >>> four southern california men have been charged with plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. the fbi says the men planned on carrying out their attacks by joining al qaeda and the taliban. one of the men served in the u.s. air force. they were arrested for plotting to bomb u.s. military bases and government facilities. the fbi says the men had planned to depart this month to carry out plots in afghanistan. >>> 7:14. the united states now expanding its involvement in the middle east crisis. as ktvu's alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, secretary of state, hillary clint
:11. and almost missing out on millions of dollars. how the california lottery tracked down a jackpot winner as time was running out. >>> the price of inactivity. how much it's costing to keep the nuclear plant open or shut down for nearly a year. >>> mostly clear out there. higher clouds beginning to move in. chilly though. a lot of 40s showing up. even on the coast. beautiful sunrise and a beautiful warm weekend. we'll have more on that coming up. >>> thank you. it is 7:13. any minute now president obama will be rallying voters in ohio. ktvu alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom to explain if this mornings jobs report could impact the elections and the last few days of campaigning. alison. >> reporter: tori, the unemployment situation has not changed dramatically. so neither presidential candidate gets much new to talk about on the campaign today. let's take a look at the numbers. the labor department reports the economy added 171,000 jobs last month even though the government is continuing to shed jobs. the unemployment ticks up to 7.9% as more try to enter the work force. both
the longest commute in california? california watch is reporting that designation goes to contra costa county. people who live in contra costa county spend an average of 32.8 minutes in their cars every day. in contra costa county, 17% of the people travel an hour or more to get to work. compared to humboldt, the average commute is about 17 minutes. around the state, fewer than one in 10 california residents commute for more than an hour. >>> speaking of commuting, let's check in with sal. many people have the day off for veterans day so i'm thinking it will be lieser -- lighter than unusual. let's take a look at some of -- at some of these commutes. you will be able to tell immediately at the toll plaza where it is light. you don't have to worry about getting into the city. there's certainly people out there. same thing with san francisco, northbound 101 traffic looks good. no problems on 280. on the nimitz freeway. 7:08. let's go to steve it's cold. yes, yes, yes. but not as cold as sunday morning when we had clear skies. saw a little ice out there. colder start, though, for many. we had a
. >> is election day what it used to be? new numbers show how the people of california plan to vote with a mail in ballot. >> and reports of a sex fantasy league blown out of porportion? what is being reported this morning. . >>> a provedda forecast. the rain will end soon. not much longer, some breaks in the clouds to the north. highs 60s to near 70. >> the president back on the campaign trail after three days of focusing on the response to sandy. the president is getting a boost in the final days of the campaign. >> reporter: the president is on his way now to green bay wisconsin. here he is leaving about a half hour ago. he will get regular updates on the storm response as he travels. he is largely received praise for how he has dealt with the crisis even from republicans. he toured the storm damage in new jersey yesterday. >> we are going to help you get it all together. i promise. promise. >> reporter: the president gets back to campaigning today with stops in wisconsin, colorado and nevada. romney is targeting virginia. he softened his speech in the wake of the disaster avoiding direct
california edison says the moving truck is longer than a football field. it will take about three weeks to reach utah. authorities say it creates low levels but is not expected to be dangerous. >>> well, back to baseball, melky cabrera, he was not on the playoff roster after he was reinstated following his suspension for steroids. but he will still get his payoff of $340,000. he would normally have made 72% of that. however, the rule mandates the full amount if the team plays ten games. he was eligible to come back and then the giants played ten games. >>> it losses like muni will be making a big statement because of vandalism. muni will have to pay $700,000 to replace that bus, one that was set on fire by the giants' fans after the giants won the world series. it turns out san francisco's policy does not cover buses set on fire. that's a blow to muni because they just spent about 300,000 refurbishing buses last year. >> all right. 7:21. it's mostly clear outside. in fact, some parts of the bay area could cup close to record- breaking temperatures. up next, steve paulson will tell us wh
they will debate raising student fees again. this meeting comes a week after california voters approve proposition 30. alex sav edge joining us live -- alex savidge joining us live from hayward to tell us which students are being targeted. >> reporter: good morning. many cal state students i talked with are frustrated by a fee proposal, especially a week after prop 30 passed. governor jerry brown scheduled to attend the csu board of trustees meeting that will happen later on today. they will likely be protests -- there are likely be protests. the frustration, fees. if student have more than certain number of students, they could face fees for repeating courses. the plan is to free up space to admit more than 16,000 knew students. one student i talked to said these fees could hurt. >> i could say the fees are definitely unfair. it's hard to sometimes be able to pay these fees and it gives us choices like what are we gonna do if we don't have the money? well, , if have the money, then we just -- if we don't have the money, then we just quit. it puts us in a position and it's not fair to us. >> repor
to be released from jail under california awe re vialed three strikes law. 62-year-old kenneth corely has a history of drug and burglary problems. he was sentenced to 25 years to life but adjudge resented him after hearing arguments that he earned his ged certificate as he had no disciplinary problems. voters approved prop 36 which requires the third strike to be either violent who are serious felony. >>> now, we know the name of the oakland man who died after falling down a cliff into a water filled quarry. on tuesday night, andrew malyum was looking for his missing cat at the end of the quarry when he fell down the 100-foot cliff into the water. alameda county divers found his body 30 feet under the surface of the wear. >> he was an animal lover, so he did what he thought was best and it was raining, it was dark, slippery. you know, i think it was an accident, truly an accident. >> group of the neighbors want to meet with the claremont country club to see if anything can be done to keep this from happening again. >>> it is 7:35, there ask fallout from the latest storm to hit the bay are
in that libyan attack has been laid to rest in northern california. a wreath of roses and an american flag are some of the items on chris steven' grave. according to the paper stevens was buried there on friday. he was 52 years old and grew up in piedmont. >>> there is a new study on breast cancer that finds parts of the bay area have much higher rates of invasive breast cancer compared to the rest of california. those areas include the western half of contra costa county. the northern most part of alameda county, an area that runs through alameda, santa clara and san mateo reports. san mateo news reports breast cancer rates in those areas were 10% to 20% higher than the state average from the years 2000 and 2008. breast cancer rates have been a major concern in marin county. >>> well, an iraq war veteran who said he was beaten by police during an occupy protest and needed surgery for a lacerated spleen is suing the alameda county sheriff's office. he claims the alameda county sheriff's office made his injuries worse by denying him medical care after he was arrested and jailed last novembe
. california's voter apressured ban on gay marriage. now, if the high court refusing to -- refuses to hear the case, the earlier ruling would make same-sex marriage legal in california. if that happens, they would need at least 24 hours to prepare for a flood of marriage license requests. >>> andre ward will defend his titles in two months. the super middleweight champ will fight his opponent in los angeles on january 27th. he defeated dawson in the oracle arena in september. he's undefeated since winning gold at the 2004 summer olympics. >>> oakland as players are donating some of their playoff money to charity. they have decided to give away one share worth more than $34,000. their donation will be split between several charities, including big brothers and big sisters and the united way of the bay area. >> how about that? >> 7:18. grab an umbrella, we're getting some wild weather. our storm coverage continues. the first of a series of storms bearing down on the bay area. meteorologist steve paulson, is tracking on the -- is tracking the storm on radar, he will pinpoint where and when it
for the missing drugs. a spokeswoman for the california department of corrections confirmed the investigation. she says the department is taking "appropriate action." >>> 7:20. because it's a holiday week, people want to know about the weather. >> yes. >> it's very important. more rain is coming. look outside our window now. steve says he will tell you when to expect to see more rain and if it will affect thanksgiving. >>> hostess is looking to liquid date but the reason you may still be able to get some of those -- liquidate, but the reason you may still be able to get some of those cupcakes. >>> and we'll have the morning commute for you coming up. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0
toys are still being told this holiday season. the california public interest group released its 27th annual trouble in toyland list. it names toys that they consider toxic and dangerous to kids and out of the 200 toys it surveyed, they found more than a dozen toys that have possible health risks. >>> it's bun of the busiest travel weeks of the year. there is a new warning about travel risks from second -- from second-hand smoke in airports. the centers for disease control released that report. they claim the air quality around the designated smoking airports and airports is five times worse than smoke-free airports. the cdc says there's no safe level of second-hand smoke. it will end its flights between oakland and reno, nevada. the -- >>> southwest will end its flights between oakland and reno. >> nevada. recently, those flights have only been 55% full. they are the main tearier at reno airport. alaska and united will continue their flights between reno and the bay area. >>> 7:47. not everyone will fly or drive this thanksgiving holiday. some people hope to avoid the crush by taking
a million dollars of gold and gems from a state museum. the california mining and minerals museum in marry po ta was robbed back in september. the robbers were dressed up like ninjas and they had pickaxes. we don't know if any of the gold has been recovered. >>> let's check in with sal now. that's very slow. still, save -- still, save, recovering, after some much earlier problems. we showed you highway 4 last time, it's getting better in parts of bay point. if you are driving in san jose, northbound 280 which is on the right, that looks pretty good. southbound on the left. that's southbound 280. >>> now, let's go to steve. >>> a lot of high clouds have been dreaming in. it will be a. , pek day. a lot of these clouds just the leading edge of what will be a change. still a very mild today today. temperatures will be warming up. 68 yesterday in napa. we'll go 71. 71 oakland. we'll go 74, 75 gillry. 40s, 50, 56. it's really mild on the coast a lot of these higher clouds will continue to stream in. higher clouds, east wind means temperatures that's an offshore breeze. that will turn around tomo
is testifying now in front of the senate intelligence committee which is chaired by california senator diane feinstein . reporting live from washington dc. >> we now continue our investigation into questionable spending at the port of oakland. commissioners held a meeting, the port's interim leader promised a new era of being transparent, responsible and ethical. the acting executive director didn't discuss the internal investigation but noted the port is taking steps to improve oversight. an investigation found that -- that couple of top managers expensed thousands of dollars including a trip to a houston strip club. >>> the port must deal with another problem. it runs the oakland airport and some union workers from therehave voted to authorize a strike. the employees are with the union unite here 2850. they work for hms host. a bone of contention is some are union while others are not. there is no timetable on when the union may call a strike. >> bart may need to buy many more trains to handle all the new people. a new report says that bart expects to carry a half million passengers a da
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